A hike from the train is an adventure…
Peak Walking Adventures Guide, Richard Tower, says a train ride can transform your day in Yorkshire…
“Circular walks are great, but a train ride with a ‘linear’ hike is an adventure! We enjoyed a Spring weekend with our clients in the Yorkshire Dales, parking up at Settle Railway Station before catching the train 20 minutes up the line to Ribblehead Station, on the beautiful Settle-Carlisle Railway.
From platform to peak
Ribblehead with its magnificent 24-arch viaduct sits on wild, high moorland between the mighty peaks of Whernside and Inglebrough. We chose Ingleborough, left the track and started our trek! It’s a fair climb to the top but the breath-taking views stretch over a vast Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbrian landscape. Our adventure continued with a gradual descent over ever-changing terrain – from moorland, escarpments and white limestone pavements to deep-green Yorkshire valleys.
Strolling down to the tracks
We caught up with our railway line again, strolling alongside the sunny banks of the River Ribble, as the water tumbled in the sunshine and the evening trains rolled back into Settle. Tired, but happy, we ‘hit the buffers’ after a fabulous 17 miles!”
Why walk with the train?
Linear walks between stations offer great variety – you get a real sense of ‘journey’
You can enjoy new routes which are off the ‘beaten track’ – a change from the ‘familiar circuits’
Less road traffic is better for the environment and reduces congestion in our national parks
Britain’s rural railways are stunning – enjoy a ‘cinema-seat’ view before you walk!
We offer a number of guided walks from train stations in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and Peak District National Parks – ideal if you live in Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham – or further south.
‘Track to Trek’ Walks we’re offering in 2024:
To find out more about guided walks with the train, do contact us.